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By Henrietta J. Burroughs                  
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Posted on Monday, July 19, 2011  
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In responding to a sudden spike in violence, which has led to two homicides in East Palo Alto in the past two weeks, the East Palo Alto Police Department has unveiled a Summer Violence-Reduction Plan.

This new plan involves an analysis of violence "hotspots" in the city and an analysis of the violence that was committed in East Palo Alto between January and July. It also entails increased enforcement efforts in designated hotspots and the targeting of those involved in violence.

Under the new Summer Violence-Reduction Plan, the East Palo Alto Police Department will continue the long-term and strategic programs it already has in place to reduce violence.

Some of these programs include: enhanced gang and narcotics investigations, continued Operation Ceasefire "call-ins" for Nortenos & Surenos gang members, and a continuation of weekly special operation sweeps held in partnership with the county and state probation and parole departments.

To get more details about the plan, click on Summer Violence-Reduction Plan

To contact the author of this article, Henrietta J. Burroughs, send an email to epatoday@epatoday.org.


Additional resources:


Twenty three year old killed in shooting incident, East Palo Alto Today, July 19, 2011.

Car shooting now a murder investigation, East Palo Alto Today, July 14, 2011.

Gang activity becomes the focused target of law enforcement officials, East Palo Alto Today, July 7, 2011.

Police sweeps send a message to gang members, East Palo Alto Today, June 29, 2011.


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